October 23


Amber pages



Nicholas Appert, the French chef who invented the canning process, born today in 1752. I think I shall move this to his sell-by date, if I can find it, and then I can make a really awful morbid-joke...  no, just leave him on the shelf, ambered for all time, here.


Pierre Larousse, French grammarian and encyclopaedist, born today in 1817


William Coolidge, inventor of the X-ray tube, born today in 
1873


Pele, or really Edson Arantes de Nascimento, Brazilian soccer great, born today in 
1940


Oscar S. Straus became the first Jew appointed to the Cabinet in the USA - Secretary of Commerce and Labor - today in 1906. Many Straus references in this blog: December 23July 12, October 13





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